Biology - Deppmann/Guler Lab Specialist, Senior
Job ID: R0041667 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
Lab Specialist, Senior employees apply highly developed subject matter expertise to laboratory research. They are distinguished from Lab Specialist – Intermediate employees in the complexity of their work and their responsibilities for staff management. They assist in the administration and coordination of the technical activities of a scientific research lab. Lab Specialist, Senior employees assist principal investigators or lab managers by performing the following tasks: designing research methodologies, managing research projects, developing and administering budgets and schedules, following established quality standards, and analyzing data and performance metrics. They ensure that standard operating procedures and protocols are maintained and applied. They employees may manage staff. They may co-author publications and co-present results with principal investigators.

The Deppmann and Guler labs at the University of Virginia are committed to creating a world-class research and training environment and are seeking to hire a Lab Specialist, Senior to assist with their mission. The areas include developmental neuroscience; neural circuitry underlying feeding, reward, and circadian behaviors; and neurodegeneration.

The Laboratory Specialist, Senior will coordinate lab-related scheduling, overseeing the efficient and safe running of the research laboratory, ordering supplies and animals, maintaining extensive records of animals used and safety records, and ensuring safety compliance in the laboratory. This position is also responsible for assisting with organizing conferences and symposia with outside speakers; helping in the writing of grants and papers, including the creation of effective figures and the coordination of reference lists; and systems administration of lab computers.

This full-time position will remain open until filled.

This is a restricted position contingent on continued funding.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience: 9 years of experience in a lab technician role. May substitute with master's or terminal degree plus 4 years of experience in a lab technician role and supervisory experience. 12 years of lab-related experience accepted in lieu of degree.
  • Licensure: None.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This position can spend extensive periods of time standing and squatting while conducting experiments or caring for animals. Also requires keyboarding and other bench work and animal procedures requiring fine finger manipulation.



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